News From The Ranch – December 2004

The Newsletter of Eric Elder Ministries

Listen to some new Christmas music, and my thankfulness for Christ’s birth.

Eric Elder Family 2004

Eric and Lana Elder with Karis, Lucas, Makari, Josiah, Bo, and Kaleo

Dear Friends,

Much has happened this past year, which I’ll be talking about more in the coming months, but I wanted to send you a brief note today to just let you know how much God loves you and cares about your life. When I think about what my life would be like if Jesus hadn’t been born, it makes me appreciate His birth all the more.

When I put my full faith in Him almost 18 years ago, it completely rearranged my life – not so much in terms of what happened the next day or month or year, but in terms of setting a new path for the rest of my life, one that has since affected almost everything in my daily life since then. The choices I made over the following years, by letting God call the shots, have affected my marriage, my kids, their schooling, my work – literally every aspect of my life from sunrise to sundown, and even after the sun goes down! Had Christ not come into the world and into my life, the choices I would have made over the last 18 years would have been radically different, and my life today would be radically different, too.

I’m so thankful for His birth, and just wanted to remind you of the blessings of putting your faith in Christ. If you’ve already put your faith in Christ, I hope you’ll be able to take time over the next few days, even right now if you want, to just thank Him for coming into our world and into our lives. If you’ve never really put your faith in Christ, I encourage you to do it today. Trust Him completely for everything in your life and let Him call the shots from now on. Take Him at His Word and follow Him with your whole heart. It will make all the difference in the world, both here on earth and in the life to come.

The Perfect Gift

As you get ready for Christmas, I thought you might like to listen to some original Christmas songs that I’ve just uploaded to “The Ranch” website. My friend Al Lowry and some of his friends from Saddleback Church in California recently recorded these songs and have graciously allowed us to stream them over the Internet to you.

If you only have time for one song, try out the title song from this CD, #15, called “The Perfect Gift” by Michael J. Pelzman. It’s only a minute and a half long, but will help get you into the spirit of Christmas! Or if you have time, enjoy listening to the whole CD. We’re streaming all the songs over the Internet FREE as a gift to you!

Click here to listen to “The Perfect Gift”

2004 Elder Family Pictures

And for those of you who might be interested in our family life, we’ve just posted some updated pictures from 2004 that you can see at 2004 Elder Family Pictures.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Love,
Eric Elder

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